Tim Hesterberg

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Tim Hesterberg is an American Statistician. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and currently works as a Staff Data Scientist at Instacart.

Education and career[edit]

Tim Hesterberg graduated with a B.A in mathematics from St. Olaf College and received his Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.[1] Hesterberg is a member of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences(NISS) and was previously on the NISS Board of Trustees. He is currently on the board of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.[1] He previously worked as a Senior Statistician at Google as well as at Franklin and Marshall College, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, and Insightful/MathSoft.[1] Hesterberg currently is a Senior Statistician at Instacart.


Tim Hesterberg contributed to statistical research by authoring a textbook, several articles, and a software package. These are:

  • A 2011 undergraduate student textbook titled Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R.[2]
  • A 2015 article titled "What Teachers Should Know About the Bootstrap: Resampling in the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum".[3]
  • A 2015 R (programming language) software package titled `resample: Resampling Functions`.[4] This package is intended to be easy to use. It performs bootstraps, permutation tests, and other sampling refunctions.[4]
  • Several scientific articles including Bootstrap,[5] Least-Angle Regression and LASSO for Large Datasets,[6] and Least Angle and L1 Penalized Regression: A Review.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Tim Hesterberg". National Institute of Statistical Sciences. 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  2. ^ "Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R, 2nd Edition | Wiley". Wiley.com. Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  3. ^ Hesterberg, Tim C. (2015-10-02). "What Teachers Should Know About the Bootstrap: Resampling in the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum". The American Statistician. 69 (4): 371–386. doi:10.1080/00031305.2015.1089789. ISSN 0003-1305. PMC 4784504. PMID 27019512.
  4. ^ a b Hesterberg, Tim (2015-04-12), resample: Resampling Functions, retrieved 2021-11-04
  5. ^ Hesterberg, Tim (2008-09-19), "Bootstrap", in D'Agostino, Ralph B.; Sullivan, Lisa; Massaro, Joseph (eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials, Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. eoct392, doi:10.1002/9780471462422.eoct392, ISBN 978-0-471-46242-2, retrieved 2021-11-05
  6. ^ Hesterberg, Tim; Choi, Nam Hee; Meier, Lukas; Fraley, Chris (2008-01-01). "Least angle and ℓ1 penalized regression: A review". Statistics Surveys. 2 (none). doi:10.1214/08-SS035. ISSN 1935-7516. S2CID 13967045.
  7. ^ Fraley, Chris; Hesterberg, Tim (March 2009). "Least Angle Regression and LASSO for Large Datasets". Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. 1 (4): 251–259. doi:10.1002/sam.10021. S2CID 14050406.